Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center of American Theater
Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story
Book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans
Featuring original music and lyrics by BeBe Winans
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Part of the Winans family gospel music dynasty, sibling duo BeBe and CeCe Winans broke down racial barriers in the genre while bringing the music to the top of the charts. Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, created by BeBe and Broadway director Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown: The Musical), brings the Grammy-winning duo’s story to the stage, packed with their most loved hits as well as stellar new songs. Before they became household names with songs like “I.O.U. Me,” “Heaven,” “Addictive Love” and “I’ll Take You There,” the Winans got their start on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord network television show. Suddenly these teens were thrust into the spotlight while also having to lead the charge in integrating TV evangelism.
Keeping the family dynasty going, Grammy nominee Juan Winans and actress-singer Deborah Joy Winans (Oprah Winfrey Network’s Greenleaf) star in this world premiere show at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.